The 2nd round of the Grayscale Graffiti Relay takes place on Saturday, 10 February. Crews will go head to head against the clock, handing over the can to a team mate every few minutes…Keep reading →
Graffiti Relay presented by Grayscale Urban Art Store. Crews battle it out with four members and four random letters, a race against the clock and the other teams…Keep reading →
In this intriguing episode of CNN’s Inside Africa report, the homogeneous link between modern day graffiti art and San rock paintings are explored…Keep reading →
Grayscale Gallery is pleased to present EBONY AND THE IVORIES an exhibition of photographic prints by FALKO.
Grayscale Gallery is pleased to present EBONY AND THE IVORIES, an exhibition of photographic prints by FALKO ONE (Cape Town).
Falko is notably one of South Africa’s most well known and respected graffiti artists, with a career spanning almost three decades he has been highly influential on the growth of the local graffiti culture and inspired multiple generations of artists…Keep reading →
On the anniversary of Grayscale Gallery’s fourth year we are proud to present our 2nd solo exhibition of the secretive and mysterious Johannesburg artist known only as Veronika. Working in contrasting environments Veronika’s pieces can be spotted in busy urban streets and stumbled upon whilst out in tranquil nature.
Veronika’s latest body of studio work is inspired by his interest in graffiti, fashion, horses, sea creatures and UFO’s. All the pieces show a touch of a fine art hand and at the same time the flare and freshness of the street culture scene.
Please join us for a truly original art experience at Grayscale Gallery on the 7th of August 2014 at 6pm.
33 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, 2nd floor, above Signarama.
Safe parking in De Korte and Henri Streets.
Gas heaters to keep you warm.
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The third annual City of Gold Urban Art Festival kicked off last Sunday with a bang! The launch was held at Grayscale Gallery featuring works by local artists and some of the international participants.
Pose (MSK Crew, USA) painted live at the launch alongside Kevin Love and Cureo. Unfortunately style master Revok (MSK) could not make it here to South Africa.
Pose, Love and Cureo:
Herakut (Germany) wall by Akut - Hera was sick and could not make it to the festival…
Solo One (UK) returned to Jo’burg for his second City of Gold.
Local artists Zesta, Mars, Bias and Rekzo:
Kid Kreol & Boogie (Reunion Island)
The film screenings take place tonight at The Bioscope, and the closing event is going down tomorrow at Alliance Français in Parkview.
Pose, Love, Cureo - Grayscale parking lot, Cnr. De Korte & Henry St. Braamfontein
Pose, Kid Kreol & Boogie - Cnr. De Korte & Eendracht St. Braamfontein
Solo One - Market Theater, Miriam Makeba St. Newtown
Herakut - Cnr. Commissioner & Miriam Makeba St. (Old Chinatown) Newtown
Zesta, Mars, Bias, Rekzo and Solo One - Cnr. Marshall & Philips St. Jeppestown
Kid Kreol & Boogie - Cnr. Op De Bergen & Corrie St. Troyeville
Love, Myza, Ekse - Cnr. Main & Browning St. Troyeville
Kid Kreol & Boogie, Love, Cureo, Ekse - Cnr. Matipa & Coka St. Soweto
Find out about everything that is taking place at the upcoming urban art festival, City of Gold below.
CITY OF GOLD EXHIBITION (FESTIVAL OPENING)
15 APRIL, 16:00
@ AFRONOVA GALLERY
Cnr Smit & De Beer Str, Braamfontein
The City Of Gold Exhibition showcases all the artists participating in the festival and will be open to the public for the week of the festival closing with a walkabout on Saturday 21 Aprilat 12 Noon.
Featuring: Tasso, Case, Okuda, SoloOne, Atom, Lazoo, Dal East, Angel, Mak1one, Curio, Faith47, Hacone, Rekzo, Rasty, Toe007.
MIND, BODY & AEROSOL, GRAFFITI MEETS TATTOO EXHIBITION
21 APRIL, 18:00
@ GRAYSCALE GALLERY
33 De Korte Str, Braamfontein
The show features South African graffiti artists that have crossed over in to the art of tattooing.
Featuring: Tyler B Murphy, Anoy 337, Rasty, Rico “Mors” Swanepoel.
The participating international and local artists will be collaborating on murals at various sites around the city.
See map below for mural locations.
@ THE BIOSCOPE
286 Fox Str, Maboneng Precinct, City & Suburban
Three screenings will take place at The Bioscope in Main Street Life.
Visit the website for the schedule and bookings…
STREET ART TOURS
By Past Experiences
Educational walking tours focussing on graffiti and street art in and around the city centre.
The tours will visit graffiti hotspots including Troyeville, Newtown and Braamfontein.
Visit the website for the route info, schedule and bookings…
City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2012 opens this Sunday (15 April) at 4pm – 9pm at Afronova Gallery in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The festival will kick off with an exhibition featuring local and international graffiti artists. This will be a chance for the public to meet the artists, and get a sneak peak as to what the week of collaborations will bring. The exhibition will be the first of its kind in South Africa, bringing together highly respected artists from around the world and pioneers of the local graffiti scene. Featuring a broad spectrum of artists and styles, audiences will experience the dynamic and versatile nature of this misunderstood art form.
The exhibition will be open to the public every day for the week of the festival (10am - 5pm) closing with a walkabout on Saturday 21 April at 12 Noon.
The second City of Gold Urban Art Festival has just been announced, and things are said to kickoff in April 2012. This year features international graffiti artists Atom (Germany), SoloOne (UK), Lazoo (France), Okuda (Spain) and Tasso & Case from Ma’claim Crew (Germany).
The 2012 edition of the Overhead Sketch Battles presented by Grayscale kicks off tomorrow (8 March) at their store and gallery in Johannesburg.
Below are some favourites from last years battle:
>> Click through the gallery below to see all the sketches from O.S.B 2011:
All sketches were drawn on a piece of overhead transparency using an overhead projector over a one-hour period. Only black markers were allowed and an audience watched the entire process as it was projected onto the wall.
33 De Korte St, Braamfontein, Jhb
Tomorrow night (June 9):
The Overhead Sketch Battles came to an end last week Thursday. The final was the closest battle yet as it came down to the very last vote. Here are some pics to roundup the whole event:
(* pic below by Rasty)
Rekzo vs. Ben:
Mr Alpha vs. Breeze:
3rd & 4th Place
Rekzo vs. Mr Alpha:
Ben vs. Breeze:
Congratulations to Breeze who won the first Overhead Sketch Battle.
All pictures courtesy of
Check out this video on the Overhead Sketch Battles semi-final which took place at Grayscale last week:
The final takes place tonight…
- Ben vs Breeze (Final)
- Rekzo vs Mr. Alpha (3rd & 4th place play-off)
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The first rounds of Grayscale’s Overhead Sketch Battles took place on the 5th and 12th of May 2011. Check out the pics of the artists at work:
All pics courtesy of Rasty.
The onlookers were asked to vote for a winner of each battle and the winners progressed to the next round.
The semi-finals take place this Thursday, May 19:
- Rekzo vs. Ben
- Mr. Alpha vs. Breeze
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5 May 2011 - Overhead Sketch Battles
Artists battle it out against each other on overhead projectors. Starting this Thursday.
Venue: Grayscale Store & Gallery, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
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7 May 2011 - Hybrid Graffiti Exhibition
- Jimmy More
- Irene Loureiro Gowa (Spain)
Venue: St Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria
(Shows runs until 31 May 2011.)
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The event takes place from 7-13 March 2011 with film screenings, exhibitions, street murals and the Just Writing My Name graffiti jam.
Featuring international artists:
- Terrible T-Kid 170 (TNB crew, New York)
- Ske ( TNB, FX crews, New York)
- Lazoo (MAC crew, Paris)
- Smash137 (Montana Writer Team, Basel)
- Kine (TNB, NK crews, Bremen).